Testive Philosophy

Successful people have a growth mindset.
This “growth mindset” can also be applied to test prep. If students begin the process and shut down each time they come across a problem that is challenging, they’re probably not going to see a significant lift in their performance. Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck calls this a “fixed” mindset. Her research showed that successful people tend to focus on growth, solving problems, and self-improvement, while unsuccessful people think of their abilities as fixed assets and avoid challenges.

Learning takes two: coach + student.
Testive encourages students to adapt the growth mindset and presents questions customized to each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and learning style. Our coaching program further facilitates this by giving students the support they need to push them to the “edge” of what we believe they’re capable of. However, that’s only one part of the equation. The student’s role is to be willing to put forth the effort to realize this potential.

Technology + Human Coaching = Success
We use a combination of adaptive technology and human coaching to help motivate students. Our coaches have scored in the 99th percentile on either the SAT or ACT and know how to keep students on track. They monitor their progress daily and meet with them weekly to help them reach their goal score.

With that said, we recognize that the “edge” is going to be different for each student, and when they hit it is also going to vary. If a student comes to us with a 2200 on their SAT, they are probably pretty close to their edge since there isn’t a lot of “wiggle room” to improve. On the other hand, if a student comes to us with a 1800, we can help them push their score up and over that 2000 mark and reach their “edge” with greater certainty, provided they come to us with that positive mindset and are willing to put in some sweat equity.

Proven to raise scores.
Students who enroll in our coaching program see an average increase of 150+ points on the SAT and 3-4 points on the ACT. That’s 3x higher than the industry average.

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Built to fit YOUR schedule.
Both our prep platform and coaching take place online to fit your child’s busy schedule. No need for them (and you) to try to figure out a way to “fit it in” between school, sports, and other extracurricular activities.

Focuses on strengthening students weaknesses.
Testive’s adaptive technology was developed by two MIT graduates and former SAT/ACT tutors. They knew there had to be a better way to help students prep more effectively so they built software that focuses on strengthening student’s weaknesses versus a one-size-fits-all approach.

Our customers are happy.
We get testimonials every day from both parents and students about how glad they are they chose Testive. Just read what they have to say.

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